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Events leading to WW2/ The Holocaust

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paola gomez

on 20 April 2016

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Transcript of Events leading to WW2/ The Holocaust

Events leading to WW2/ The Holocaust
All of Germany felt ashamed after being defeated during WW1 & aquiring so many debts after the Treaty of Versailles

Nazi's blamed Jews for the misfortune of Germany

Nazi's planed to create "Aryan" society

Nazi's considered others and many Jews to be lesser people
January 30
: Adolf appointed chancelor of Germany

November 9, 1938: Kristallnacht happened which really started the hatered towards Jews

March 15: Germany invades Czechoslavakia
September 15, 1935: Nuremberg Law was passed which meant the laws excluded German Jews from Reich citizenship and prohibited them from marrying or having sexual relations with persons of "German or related blood."

Sept 1, 1939 Germany invades Poland & WW2 began

October 12: Germany begins deportation of Austrian & Czech Jews to Poland

October 28: First ghetto in Poland was established

Nov 28: Jews were forced to wear an armed banned or yellow star
Concentration & extermination camps
Nazi's create concentration and extermination camps

Many Jews were forced to move to them

Gypsies, political dissident, homosexuals and other groups that were viewed as socially and racially “undesirable” by Nazi's were also put in concentration camps along with Jews

Living conditions in concentration camps were horrible and cruel for the inmates

Extermination camps were strictly to exterminate Jews
Many people began to realize what Nazi's were doing

Warsaw Ghetto- led to killing almost 60,000 Jews in the ghetto

October 7, 1944: Jewish slave labour groups blew up a crematorium in Aushwitz

Rescue & liberation
Allied troops liberated and freed many who were in concentration camps

Allied troops: United States (led by Franklin Roosevelt), the Soviet Union (led by Joseph Stalin) and Great Britain (led by Winston Churchill) also known as "The Big Three"

They found horrendous things

September 2nd, Japan surrenderers ; and ended WW2
The Holocaust
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